Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(3.84 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 572 respondents

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School Ratings

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 28,086 (8,102 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 20% part-time, 80% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $44,176
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbia University is a top rated university, especially in Financial Engineering programs. The good location gives the university a unique specialty compared with other schools. However, I think student social activities should be enhanced. Although there are many alumni working at Wall Street, current students can hardly meet with them, let alone have close connections with them. I hope things will be better in the future.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbia doe well in most of the aspects except the campus housing service. Many students come from aboard and are randomly  abandoned ....they had to find an apartment by themselves.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbia is a great school. Outstanding in all areas of knowledge, student life and career services.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The name Columbia speaks for itself. With high academic placement ratios and wide career opportunities it is a great school.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2012

Overall, I am pleased to be in the master's program at Columbia University considering its reputation and surrounding city. However, there are too many students in the program, so there's a lack of being taken care by school in terms of career support.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

Supportive professors. Competitive yet friendly program. Gorgeous library. Morningside Heights is lovely.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Except very few, professors in IEOR department are the best in their fields at Columbia. Highly competitive pool of students with great diversity.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Generally speaking, CU is a good university to study.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2012

Overall, it is satisfactory. Too many Chinese students, some from not so good background. The career support is not very competitive compared to other Ivy League Schools.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

I am studying in the Financial Engineering program in Columbia and the program is really great. Courses in our program are closely related with real world. Professors and staff are nice and helpful. But I am not quite satisfied with food supplied on campus because it seems to be too expensive.
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